The Nexus 7 is one of the most appealing tablets right now, especially with a $199 price tag. It comes with a great screen, a very good CPU and the latest Android OS on board. It could still be improved with some functions and this where the SmartQ X7 comes in, offering extra options compared to the Nexus 7.

The device is a 7 inch slate that actually resembles the Nexus 7, but it offers twice the RAM, plus HDMI output and front and rear cameras. And all of that for the price tag of $249. The device is based on a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual core processor and PowerVR SGX544 GPU, while the Nexus 7 relied on a quad core 1.2 GHz Tegra 3 chipset. SmartQ X7 also runs Android 4.1, while Nexus 7 already jumped to Android 4.2. On paper the SmartQ sounds great and I can’t really think of any other tablet priced a bit over $200 and offering 2 GB of RAM.

There’s even a microSD card slot on board, a big extra compared to the Nexus 7. Also, know that SmartQ X7 has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, plus WiFi, Bluetooth and a 4200 mAh battery. If this product had 3G, it would have been golden.